Origin: Germany
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Enid  


Formed in 1997 initially as a tribute to the black metal band Summoning, Enid have become one of those bands that seemlingly wanders a solitary path, doing what they want purely on their own terms. Members have come and gone over the years but for the time being the band is a duo, featuring founder Martin Wiese and guitarist Alboin Goldmund. Their latest album, 2004's Grandwanderer, is a diverse, ambitious effort, mixing clear classical influences, a bit of folk, and a dash of prog to their metal base. There's plenty of light and shade here, with numerous quiet piano-based interludes, and factor in Wiese's dramatic vocals, the listener really gets the impression that this is something special. It really is an album that stands alone, reflecting the desire of its creators to attempt something interesting and different, rather than simply jumping on to the latest metal trend. Even when the experiments aren't perfect (the odd "The Burning Of The Sea", with its 50s-rock style and Axl Rose-ish vocals) at least one can admire the willingness to experiment. As of this writing a new album is in the works, but as with everything else in this band, it won't be finished until the members deem it ready, however long it takes.

Current Members

Martin Wiese

vocals/programming/flute

Former Members/Guests

Maria Dorn

vocals

Alboin Goldmund

guitars

Michael Kipp

guitars

Thalos

guitars

Stefan Graf

guitars

Patrick Damiani

guitars

Jens Basfeld

bass

Moritz Neuner

drums (Abigor, Dornenreich, Darkwell, Evenfall, Golden Dawn, Korova, Korovakill, Leaves' Eyes)

Michel Spithoven

drums

Sebastian Schlüter

drums


Discography



Nachtgedanken 
1999 CCP
  1. Silentium Obscuritate
  2. Institutio Immortales
  3. Of Wisdom's Shadows
  4. Aurora (Instrumental)
  5. Nachtgedanken
  6. Art Of The Blacksmith
  7. Nebelthron
  8. Intransitory
  • Martin Wiese




Abschiedsreigen 
2000 CCP
  1. Erinnerungen
  2. Weg Der Weisung
  3. Reverie Of Youth In Spheres Of Dream
  4. Meer Der Einsamkeit
  5. Zug Der Vergessenen Reiter
  6. Bondage's Coronation
  7. Herbststurm
  8. Whispering Of Good-bye
  • Martin Wiese
  • Maria Dorn
  • Moritz Neuner




(MCD) Der Tag Zur Nacht Sich Senkt ... 
2001
  1. Darkness Closing In
  2. Der Tag Zur Nacht Sich Senkt ...
  3. Crush Of Death
  • Martin Wiese
  • Alboin Goldmund




Seelenspeigel 
2002 Code666
  1. Soulglass (Introduction)
  2. Land Of The Lost
  3. Nexus
  4. Patience's Ring
  5. Interlude
  6. The Forbidden Site
  7. And Soon Will Fall The Days...
  8. Seelenfrieden
  9. Helios' Niedergang
  • Martin Wiese
  • Alboin Goldmund
  • Michael Kipp
  • Thalos
  • Stefan Graf
  • Moritz Neuner

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Gradwanderer 
2004 CCP
  1. Chimera
  2. An Ode To The Forlorn
  3. Silent Stage
  4. Gradwanderer
  5. Die Seelensteine
  6. When The Last Glow Flies
  7. Exemption
  8. The Burning Of The Sea
  9. Herbststurm (bonus)
  10. Red Knight
  11. Legends From The Storm
  12. Belrapeire
  13. Munsalvaesche
  14. Condwiramurs
  15. The Journey
  16. Valley Under Two Suns
  17. Sheafs Of Sparks
  • Martin Wiese
  • Alboin Goldmund
  • Thalos
  • Patrick Damiani
  • Jens Basfeld
  • Michel Spithoven

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Munsalvaesche 
2011 Code666

Reviews:   Metal Underground 

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